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Mar 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
of north korea seriously. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with more on that tonight. good evening, kristen. >> reporter: lester, good evening. white house officials are, of course, concerned, and they have the added challenge of reassuring south korea and other allies in the region that the united states will defend them if they are attacked. now, the white house described the latest pronouncement from north korea as an unconstructive statement, and tried to further downplay the situation by citing north korea's long history of bellicose rhetoric. still, this is a tense moment. a chief concern, the leader of north korea is young and he's unpredictable. one senior administration official told me his father ruled from the shadows with occasional rhetorical flourishes, but the official said, kim jong-un has turned the hyperbole dial all the way up to 10. one foreign policy expert outside the white house said the problem is, his father knew where the line was, but it's not clear that kim jong-un does. the problem with all of this is that kim could lead to a miscalculation, whi
Mar 12, 2013 4:30am PDT
shut down until 5:00 this morning for road construction, as well. kristen and eric? >> it is 4:38. >> it has been under construction but finally the new 49er stadium has an official address and long time fans will not have any problem remembering where it is. >> hackers targeting celebrities from hillary clinton to jay-z and what they are doing with personal information. first, the tech bytes. >> the administration is demand that china stop hack attacks on companies and government agencies in the united states, the first time the white house has singled out china. a top white house aide says beijing should agree to behave in cyber face. china denies wrongdoing. blackberry's new smartphone debuts next week on at&t and pre-orders have started and blackberry is betting the future on the launch of the z10 and later this year the q10. >> a new camera records every detail of your life automatically. it is small enough to wear and snap as picture every 30 seconds and costs less than $300 and will ship in a month. >> walnut creek, campbell and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> go
Mar 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
door of his home in monument, colorado, when a gunman opened fire. nbc's kristen dahlgren remains in monument for us tonight. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. we have fast-moving developments here today. a man that led texas police on a high-speed chase and shoot-out is now being investigated as a possible suspect in the murder of tom clements here in colorado. as you said, the colorado head of the department of corrections was shot here at his front door on tuesday night. at the time a car was spotted idling in the area. today a car matching that description with colorado plates was involved in a routine traffic stop in texas about ten hours from here. authorities say that's when the driver shot at a deputy. then he led authorities on a high-speed chase before crashing into a big rig. they say he then got out of the car, continued shooting at authorities. he was hit. he's at a texas hospital and is considered brain dead. he hasn't yet been identified. he's described as a white male in his 30s, ballistics tests are being done now on those weapons. colorado
Mar 27, 2013 5:30pm PDT
closed off and at risk of disappearing into the ocean. we get a late report from nbc's kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: witnesses say it sounded like thunder -- the ground breaking away, taking one home with it and leaving 33 others perched precariously on the cliff or isolated by the slide after wiping out the single road used for access. no one was hurt but one person had to be evacuated from the home knocked from its foundation. about a dozen others had to rush from their homes. >> this is all i have. it's paid for. >> reporter: the remote whidbey island is a popular vacation destination north of seattle with the slide zone difficult to reach rescue crews are accessing the area through property owned by microsoft ceo steve balmer whose house is, for now, not in immediate danger. reporter eric wilkinson is on scene for nbc affiliate king-5 >> we were down in the slide zone just two minutes ago. we are watching the hillside continue to crumble. every three to five minutes you would see another chunk of dirt just come tumbling down. >> reporter: one home is less than ten feet from the sli
Mar 5, 2013 4:30am PST
north, three lanes are blocked there until 6:00 this morning. kristen? katie? >> researchers have scoffed -- discovered a new type of stem cell from adult breast tissues like embryonic stem cells they can trance form into different types of cells and can be trained to carry out healing work in the body such as heart cells or cartilage. scientists will work to discover the uses for therapy. >> life expectancy is getting shorter for women in nearly half of the counties in the united states. the university of wisconsin study looked at mortality rates the last five years and in 43 percent of the counties mostly in the south and west, life expectancy for women has dropped. disadvantaged white women saw the biggest change but researchers are not sure why. some experts say it could be tied to higher smoking rates, obesity, and less education. life expectancy for men is holding steady and in some places improving. >> coming up, getting rid of red light cameras, the bay area city where drivers may no longer is to worry about that in the sky. >> the city of hayward will continue getting rid
Mar 28, 2013 4:30am PDT
eric and kristen. >> could you tell the audience about yourself. >> absolutely. first of all, i wanted to say i am thrilled to be back in the bay area. i am ecstatic about it. it is a beautiful city and honored to be part of the abc7 news team and excited to bring my traffic knowledge and experience to the bay area. >> and your super nice personality. we have gotten to know you the last few weeks. welcome aboard. >> she brought cookies yesterday! >> and today. >> that is what i mean by personality. what do you have? >> we have a little bit of construction so on the maps if you can take a look at you make the drive into antioch, as we head right over to pittsburg and into concord we are looking at the eastbound lane, and we can see three lanes are blocked until 6:00 a.m., and down the peninsula we make the drive along 101 southbound side, we are looking at more volume out there as you make it out of palo alto and into san jose. kristen and eric? >> we will later a lot more from you, thank you. >> developing in us from san jose this morning where detectives are investigating a police off
Mar 7, 2013 5:00am PST
mall parkway until 7:00 a.m. kristen and katie? >> next, college students, they are all gearing up for spring break but there are uninvited guests in one state. >> hearing in washington that could have an nfl team searching for a new >> novato, oakland, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> welcome back at 5:14. the head of venezuela develop's presidential guard says chavez died of a massive heart attack of the tens of thousands marched through the streets of the capital alongside the casket yesterday. he is lying in state until the funeral tomorrow. the general was with him when the 58-year-old leader died on tuesday. the general says the final words were "please don't let me die." bay area residents can express their sympathies over his death at the venezuelan consulate in san francisco. any are making a book available for the public to sign through tomorrow. in south florida sharks caused officials to close benches in palm beach. look at these photos taken on tuesday by a of frommer with the palm beech daly news. you can see how close to the shore the sharks are. double re
Mar 7, 2013 4:30am PST
and kristen? >> for people who have had a stroke, the key to coverage could be as simple as taking a walk. researchers in toronto studied 41 stroke patients, the majority who had trouble walking. the patients walked and did strength training for five day as week for six months. they saw marked improvement in physical ability and also in concentration, planning, and organizing skills. >> new york city is one noisy place and now the mayor is trying to turn down your personnel noise. the mayor bloomberg is launching a $250 million campaign to warn teens they risk losing hearing from listening to music players with their earphones at levels above the 85 decibels that experts say can cause permanent hearing damage. this is new york's latest public health campaign following attacks on cigarettes and soda. >> and the bay area pays tribute to two fallen santa cruz police officers. at 5:00 a.m., the small but special ways the community is age them. >> the bay area company sets up to help the people responsible for poisoning a k-9 member of ive. >> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7
Mar 1, 2013 4:30am PST
on sunday. more clouds and temperatures are ten degrees cooler by monday. kristen and eric? >> thank you very much. we are looking at traffic this morning. we have been talking about the fog down 101. we have been talking about this problems an accident southbound 101 in woodside. so avoid that area if you can. highway 87 in the south bay and san jose area, the traffic is friday lite. some cars are moving just fine through that area. >> new developments in the government wikileaks scandal and a former army soldier says he leaked classified information >> one of the most feared creatures off the california coast is safer today. >> first, though, we have the tech bytes this morning. >> pandora is limiting free mobile listening at 40 hour as movement listening on desktop is unrestricted. a group says this is a time to pull the plug and take 24 hours without any mobile devices, saying the national day of unplugging starts tonight at sundown. >> at the world mobile congress in barcelona has two screens and a screen on the back that does not use so much power and looks better in the sun line.
Mar 4, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> good morning, kristen, the cardinals are preparing for the conclave and they will spend time this week meeting and talking and get dog know each other and praying. >> cardinals from around the world gathered in rome for the first preconclave meeting. they will begin to assess each other and discuss the hot topics facing the church as they look forward to finding a successor to pope benedict. catholics from around the world are closely watching the decision. on sunday when the pope appears to bless the faithful in st. peter's the windows remained shut. it is no small task to pick a new pope. >> i would be looking for someone who has that vision and that energy to say this is what i want do document. >> like a pastor in a parish, you have someone who basically connects with people is what this is about. >> it is forbidden to talk about potential candidates. there is jockeying and politicking. >> we will pray together and get to know each other. >> starting today until the conclave, there will be serious discussions about the state of the church. >> we are finding rather subtle hints abou
Mar 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
and will be affected by both of these. kristen and eric? ought california state university system is lifting a travel ban to mexico for 400,000 students in a letter to state leaders. the chancellor said that violence in mexico is down during the past year and he says that travel to mexico by the students still needs to being looked at on a case-by-case basis. before the ban went into affect hundreds of students and teachers traveled to mexico every year. >> lot of ladies like the upscale hip work out clothes but there is a revealing problem facing a popular yoga retailer in the bay area. >> just shear confusion. >> 10 years ago the united states invaded iraq. what americans are saying about the controversial war a >> santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> a beautiful picture this morning from mount tamalpais on san francisco. we will talk temperatures today. we are going to have more clouds we still have a mile flow from the southwest and that will keep us in the ballpark from yesterday in concord and san jose and fremont and oakland and san francisco and ma
Mar 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
. >> thank you very much for having me, eric and kristen. >> our pleasure. great to wake up and see you. >> it just got more beautiful. thank you for joining us. >> who are you talking about? >> come on, eric. good morning, everyone, i am thrilled to be in san francisco and the bay area. it is absolutely beautiful and a thrill and i am honored to be part of this wonderful team and i can't wait to see my first giants' game. >> a chance tonight, tomorrow night, and sunday at the colisieum. there will be traffic issues around the ballpark. >> there will be. there are traffic issues now. let's go to the map and look at what is happening. >> we have a sig-alert this through burlingame southbound direction, 101, at product way. we have a few lanes, but we are seeing brake lights southbound. northbound we could have a little pick of spectator slowing out there. we do have some rain in the area, northbound 17 through the santa cruz mountains with slow downs as a result of the accident. >> leyla, good do have you here. >> right now, how low can it go? dire predictions for the state's water situa
Mar 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
san jose. kristen and eric? >> thank you, leyla. the environmental protection agency is expected to announce new fuel standards today that could raise the cost of gasoline. the "washington post" reports the new standards will force oil refiners to reduce the amount of silver in gas. refineries are critical saying cutting sulpher costs them $2 billion a year. the obama administration says the cost of gas will likely go up by a penny. automakers support the plan because california has already implemented similar sulpher requirements. >> ahead, the united states supreme court justice that now is a crime victim. >> first, thousands of soldiers march in north korea, the new march in north korea, the new threat coming withys of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experience. (woman) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ undeniable (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because everyone deserves a lifetime. vi
Mar 1, 2013 10:00am PST
kristen welker. kristen, i want to start with you. president obama 36 minutes of talking after his meeting with the congressional leaders, including taking four questions, contrast to john boehner's 56 seconds of talking after that meeting. what's the tone in the room? the president struck me as pretty confident in where he stands. tell us what it was like. >> well, i think the president knows that he has the public on his side when it comes to this sequester battle. he has a built-in bully pullet and he's using it. that's why he answered so many questions today. what struck me, chris, he really sort of used familiar talking points. a lot of what we have heard him say when he has been out traveling, selling his message to the american people. an indication that probably not a whole lot actually was, actually got done behind the doors when the president sat down to meet with members of congress. you heard him talk about the fact that he's not going to give in on this issue of new tax revenues and then signaled his strategy moving forward saying that he thinks it is public pressure that is g
Mar 29, 2013 11:00am PDT
school district to move forward. cal swim coach kristen cunnane is suing the district. she said it failed to protect her from jael abusive teachers when she was a student. nbc bay area's kristi smith joins us live. you just spoke with cunnane's attorney? >> good morning to you, marla. this turned into a lively debate who knew what when and whether it was acted on in a timely manner. i just spoke to kristen cunnane's attorney. in his opinion the school district and the cal switch coach kristen cunnane. the key is a former teacher who used to work for the moraga school district. students told her and she complained to administrators that a popular teacher dan witters was abusing them. she said the district didn't respond to her complaints as that teacher says she now feels vindicated when cunnane came forward at least publicly last year. a lawsuit was filed in 2012 against the district. cunnane's attorney wants to get on the with the trial now. the question today was whether it should be dismissed. that's what the district wanted but the judge asked for more information. >> we think the hea
Mar 14, 2013 5:00am PDT
:00. i am kristen z. >> i am eric thomas. >> not so foggy, mike. >> you can see a lot the area is not covered in fog as yesterday. the dry area is here and taking away the fog and keeping the rain away unfortunately but it is still in the forecast for next week. the thickest fog is along the coast at half a mile to quarter-mile visibility around half moon bay to pacifica. everyone else is okay at the reporting stations. we have patchy fog so keep an eye on this because things could change if you travel some distance. we will have dim sunshine and the upper 60's around the bay. 74 inland neighborhoods and 58 at the coast. >> thanks, mike, we have the fog. here is proof. the golden gate bridge shows it is on the deck. coming from the tunnel, it is clear and then, boom, you are in the fog. so extra caution. right now road work in the lanes and we go to the east bay and the oakland area and we have 880 both directions between high and embarcardero until 5:30. kristen and eric? >> pope francis has begun the first full day as leader of the 1.2 billion catholics. katie marzullo is liv
Mar 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >> kristen and eric? >> it is 6:02. from contra costa county, a silver alert is issued for missing dan danville man who is, 180 pounds at 5' 7". he was last seen leaving his home yesterday. police soak with him on the phone and he was disoriented. a silver alert is issued from the bay area to son california. if you see it, call police. >> president obama has arriveed in israel three hours ago making the first visit to the country since taking office. air force one landed in tel aviv around 3:15 and the president was welcomed by several israel leaders including president peres and prime minister binyamin netanyahu. the white house says the president is looking to reassure israelis that the united states is committed to supporting their country in the face of any throats. katie marzullo will have more on what is next for the president on his middle east trip coming up in the next half hour. >> the city of santa clara is doing everything it can to lure super bowl 50 to the new 49ers stadium in 2016 includes give up tax revenue. now live from santa clara to explain. >> the santa clara city
Mar 25, 2013 5:00am PDT
are blocked there. kristen and eric? >> it is 555:10. >> michael jackson's doctor heads back to cork and what he wants from a lo >> benicia, san ramon, san mateo and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> welcome back on this monday morning at 5:13. it is spring break for san francisco schools. muni will not be offering free bus rides to school. they began offering free bus rides to low-and-middle income students march 1. the 16-month pilot program is funded by $1.6 million in regional grant money. extra buses are add along the busy school routes to accommodate the kids except during spring break. late night bart rides face delays because of work going on inside the tube. crews will continue work on tuesday to make the tube safer in an earthquake. can you expect delays every tuesday, wednesday, and thursday for the next 14 months. one direction of the tube will close during work hours and so trains have to single track phone san francisco and the east bay. >> put down your phone while driving. starting next month thousands of police officers will take part in a massive crackdown. the marin re
Mar 25, 2013 6:00am PDT
minutes. kristen and eric? >> looking ahead a few hours to traffic news, the devil slide tunnel on highway one opens tonight after the evening commute bypassing the landslide prone section of highway one. you can see the new tunnels from above, with drivers passing safely through the middle of the mountain and avoid the cliff hangar road which often closes for months at a time. ribbon cutting is scheduled for 11:00 this morning and abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield has more in 30 minutes. >> golden gate bridge crews are working to install 27' sign above the toll plaza this morning to let drivers know that soon paying with cash will no longer be an option. starting on wednesday, the bridge will in longer take cash and there will be no human toll takers. drives have to sign up for fast track, register a credit card account, or expect a bill after they cross. also starting on wednesday the toll plaza speed limit increases to 25 miles per hour up from the recommended five miles per hour now if place. the speed limit on the bridge is 45 miles per hour. >> now a story you see only on abc7 news,
Mar 1, 2013 5:00am PST
in television, kristen and eric? >> we have a new problem in traffic which could be a big deal along the coast where it is foggy. highway one reports that both lanes are blocked so not sure how folks are getting by but we will keep an eye on what is happening at devil's slide. transit is on time this morning, and golden gate bridge is foggy so well look at that. you can see mike is talking about the fog all the way up the 101 corridor to marin, so watch out. >> more news for you, lt. governor with a guest on jimmy kimmel and the former san francisco mayor was there to promote the new book but, first, they spoke about politics. >> did you know arnold schwarzenegger used to be governor of california? >> i did not know that. listen to me now and hear me later. >> jimmy kimmel live airs weeknights at 11:35 at the new time following abc7 news at 11 and "nightline" right after jimmy. >> a brushfire burning in southern california and a live picture for you right now from riverside county ahead at 5:30, the firefight and power outage. >> new video and new information from santa cruz as police officers
Mar 19, 2013 10:00pm PDT
from a family vacation that ended in deportation. kristen ayers shows us they sent a powerful message. >> rodriguez's family has been living in the u.s. for years on visitor's visas. they let their visas lapse, they were deported in december and now an unlikely group, a group of children is fighting for their return. first, they stormed the steps of berkeley unified school district. then, the gaggle of fourth graders took to the city council chambers. mounting a campaign to bring this boy, a classmate caught in a deportation nightmare, back from mexico. >> my home is in berkeley. >> he has been living legally with his family since he was 18 years old. he barely speaks spanish, but he and his mother talked to us via skype from mexico where they have been stuck since an expired visa prevented the family to cross the border. >> we want to eat to live better. >> they know they broke the law by not renewing their visa, but classmates from jefferson elementary and their parents. >> people say no, we start fighting. >> are fighting for humanitarian parole. allow the family to return to
Feb 28, 2013 10:00pm PST
's kristen ayers tells us that investigators pulled out all the stops to get their man. >> police knew their suspect by name. ammar harris' pictures ross billboards in vegas. one week after a deadly shooting and fiery crash on the las vegas strip, they got their man. a team of las vegas police officers and federal agents arrested 26-year-old harris, here at this north hollywood apartment complex. >> there were tips that proved to be beneficial. we use those. >> neighbor, caitlin, was surprised to see fbi agents and officers enter her building. >> i thought that they were just shooting a student film or something. >> she left las vegas shortly after killing kenny cherry. investigators say harris fired from his suv, shooting into cherry's car. barreled through an intersection, hitting a taxi and causing a chain reaction crash. two people in the taxi were also killed. >> i can't imagine anything more serious than firing a weapon from a moving vehicle into another moving vehicle on a corner such as las vegas boulevard. >> harrison was charged with three counts of murder. but aut
Mar 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
kristen ayers on how it all works. >> reporter: that's right, it was fascinating to learn about how exactly this beautiful display is arranged. an hour into its debut, it is already a source of san francisco pride. it is 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high and it is the largest led structure in the world and tonight, it came to life. tonight, the bay bridge sparkled. >> it's gorgeous. >> illuminated, 25,000led lights wrapped around cable on the bay bridge. >> it's great that the city puts this on, brings positive vibe to the city. >> this is the culmination of 2 1/2 careers of planning, politicking, and for artist, leo, passion. >> a light has a very universal quality. almost anyone can see it and have response to it. >> it took electricians months from october to january to install every last light and after that, weeks of comprehensive testing. the result, an $8 million piece of public art funded by private donations. the abstract ever changing light installation is meant to capture the very heartbeat of the bay bridge and its surroundings. designed the sequences you see, they
Mar 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
to happen and the next budget battle is looming at the end of this month. >> kristen, thanks. for more on the politics of this impasse let's bring in david gregory moderator of "meet the press." david, you sat down with speaker boehner for an interview. do you get a sense there is a face saving solution for either side in this? >> reporter: well, i think for the republicans they have rallied around the idea this may be a clumsy way of cutting spending but is still a spending cut and that is preferable to raising taxes. i talked about the dynamic with speaker boehner between him and the president harkening back to the meeting they had friday. here is part of that exchange. what goes on in these meetings? you talk about a nice conversation. you keep talking about your relationship being pretty good with the president. it's hard for any of us to believe that, given how personal it seems, given how pointed the language seems to be, and that you're just at such a basic philosophical, ideological, practical disagreement. i mean, you've got -- congress left town. >> we had a very pleasant mee
Mar 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
reductions. nbc's kristen welker has the latest on the budget battle and how some republicans are already looking toward 2016. >> reporter: on this springlike day in the nation's capital, there are plenty of people enjoying the weather. but deep disappointment that the white house is closed. >> i'm confused on why they didn't do the tours in the white house anymore. and why they still do them at the capitol. >> we had this trip planned for six months, and to come here to do that and then to find out two days prior that it was canceled was kind of upsetting. >> reporter: it's all a result of the sequester. washington failed to stop these deep across-the-board spending cuts but the partisan squabbling is somewhat toned down. here's the president in his weekly address today. >> i still believe that compromise is possible. i still believe we can come together to do big things. and i know there are leaders on the other side of the aisle who share that belief. >> reporter: still, fundamental divisions persist. >> president obama speaks of his deep concern for struggling americans, yet his plans
Mar 14, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. together they are all making a difference. their story tonight from nbc's kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: dan miller creates the type of art you could stare at for hours. layers of words in mesmerizing patterns. his pieces sell for thousands and are in the collections of the world's great museums like new york's museum of modern art. but miller doesn't talk about his art. he can't. the 52-year-old is severely autistic. kara miller is dan's sister. >> you and i are able to express ourselves. for someone with autism, especially at the level he has, that's not an option for him. here he can do that. >> reporter: here is oakland's creative growth, a nonprofit art center for the disabled -- a free program for people with all levels of talent given a chance to express themselves in a world where that isn't always easy. >> they have been seen as being outside of society. so if you bring them into a context and say, tell me your life, tell me your story and they do it through art it's amazing what opens up. >> these are my paintings. >> reporter: william scott's work is also in the collections o
Mar 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT
going forward. nbc's kristen welker is in washington tonight with late word of the results of today's straw poll. kristen, hello. >> reporter: lester, good evening. here is the headline. senator rand paul of kentucky won with 25% of the vote, edging out senator marco rubio of florida who garnered 23%. then it was rick santorum in third place with 8%. followed by new jersey governor chris christie, who wasn't invited, he received 7%. former vice presidential candidate paul ryan got 6%. all potential leaders in a party
Mar 20, 2013 5:30pm PDT
last night in monument, just north of colorado springs. nbc's kristen dahlgren has our report. >> reporter: in an upscale neighborhood outside denver, a desperate manhunt for a brazen killer that took his crime to the state's highest levels. shooting tom clements, the head of the colorado department of corrections in clements's own home. >> tom clements dedicated his life to being a public servant, to making our state better, to making the world a better place. he is going to be deeply missed. >> reporter: while security was beefed up at colorado governor john hickenlooper's mansion as a precaution, authorities say they have no suspect or motive. >> we are sensitive to the fact there could be any number of people who may have a motive for wanting to target him for a crime such as this. however, we also remain open minded to all of the other possibilities as well. >> reporter: since 2011 clements oversaw colorado's 20 prisons, home to more than 20,000 inmates. for 31 years before that he worked in missouri's prison system. tuesday night, clements was shot at his front door. >>
Mar 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
where we begin tonight. nbc's kristen dahlgren in colorado springs. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the suspect in yesterday's shootout in texas has now died from his injuries. we do now know his name as well as those alleged connections to a white supremacist group. tonight a search warrant obtained by nbc news seems to indicate growing evidence of links to two murders here in colorado. [ sirens ] it was a dramatic high speed chase and gun fight, captured on a cell phone. [ gunshots ] a driver firing wildly at texas deputies, striking one before a fiery crash and shootout. the wreckage was a black
Mar 22, 2013 5:30pm PDT
in this state. >> kristen dahlgren, colorado springs to start us off. kristen, thanks. >>> an awful week for the u.s. marine corps got worse last night when a marine shot and killed a male and a female colleague and then shot himself to death. it happened at the officer candidate school of marine corps base camp quantico 40 miles south of d.c. all people involved were staff members on active duty. earlier this week seven marines were killed in a mortar training exercise in the nevada desert. >>> those federal budget cuts called the sequester have claimed another victim tonight with a high profile air traffic control towers at small and medium-sized airports across our country. nbc's pete williams has had a look at the list. he's with us tonight from our washington newsroom. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. the f.a.a. says it has to do this to meet the goal of cutting more than $600 million out of its budget. starting in two weeks it's shutting down air traffic control towers in 38 states affecting operations at 149 small and medium-sized airports nationwide. it is no
Mar 23, 2013 5:30pm PDT
of colorado's prison system. nbc's kristen dahlgren is in colorado tonight where police are quickly connecting the dots. >> reporter: in the wreckage of that texas car chase, authorities have recovered what may be critical evidence. >> if we can link the weapon that was used in texas to the weapon used here in colorado, that would be a big step forward in our investigation. >> reporter: the car colorado parolee evan ebel was driving matches the description of a car seen outside colorado prison chief tom clements' home and near the murder of a denver pizza deliveryman. now a search warrant for the car obtained by nbc news lists hornady 9 millimeter shell casings as the same brand and caliber used in clements' murder. and a domino's pizza shirt or jacket in close proximity to the pizza carrier. >> those things would be considered very strong in terms of helping authorities determine, do they have the right person. >> reporter: investigators are also looking at ebel's associates in prison. an organization that tracks hate groups called colorado prison gangs the 2-11 crew one of the most vicious w
Mar 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
culture. that side of the story tonight from nbc's kristen dahlgren in los angeles. >> reporter: when ellen degeneres came out in 1997. >> gay woman in aisle 5. >> reporter: it was front page news. "will & grace" soon brought gay men into living rooms week after week. >> you still want to marry me? >> over and over and over. >> reporter: fast forward to a few years to what is considered a modern family, and one of the most popular shows on tv. >> our game nights on saturday, they're epic. >> reporter: over the years, television has changed the conversation about american sexuality. and what happens in hollywood doesn't stay there. as shows created an era of acceptance, more and more real men and women came out of the closet. meaning more and more americans now personally know someone who's gay. >> the combination of knowing gay people personally and knowing gay people through the media are convincing people that gay people are people, they have lives, they have loves, they have families. >> reporter: in a recent nbc poll, for the first time, a majority, 51% of americans are now in fav
Mar 4, 2013 4:30am PST
flynn in the westbound direction but that is cleared. kristen? >> thank you, sue. hundreds of women will gather for an annual networking women's conference at the san ramon marriott hotel starting this morning. marlo thomas is the key. ♪ -- is the key note speaker and dan ashley, our anchor, will be the first to. see -- be the first man ever to emcee the event. you can get health information and important screening. >> that is wonderful. what a great man, too, to let that happen. >> going to a giants game or another event at at&t park will now cost you more. you may want to grab some extra change. >> abc7 news goes one-on-one with actor harrison ford and why he was in >> good monday morning at 4:53. at golden gate bridge, traffic is moving fine but mike says you don't have to worry about the rain today. when do you need to start thinking about it? we will check in a moment. sue hall has the traffic coming up. >> parking meter fees are going up around at&t park in san francisco with meter hours extended until 10:00 p.m. monday through saturday around the ballpark at 25 cents an hou
Mar 13, 2013 4:30am PDT
. visibility is limited. kristen and eric? >> foreclosed and then a dangerous eyesore, a plan to punish landlords of abandoned homes. >> you can enjoy the giants' game along with other diehard >> saab -- santa clara, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good wednesday morning at 4:42 a.m. a live look from the rooftop camera and the ferry building. we will tell you where the fog is and look at traffic and weather. >> more news. in mountain view residents concerned about cancer causing vapors seeping into a neighborhood. residents yesterday across highway 101 received a mailer from the environmental protection agency warning of the possibility of the vapor. people living near the intel building knew a toxic plume had contaminateed their ground water with a vapor that can cause cancer and birth defects. the epa has been monitoring the contamination since the 1980's but in november they found high levels of tce west of the border on google property. >> you could be exposeed and that is a concern if you live in the area. >> people who live in the area can call the epa and ha
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francisco city hall. kira? >> kristen, good morning to you. supporters of marriage for same-sex couples will be here as the supreme court hears the historic case on the heels of a huge march last night, the largest at castro and market street, the largest in years. we had video. you can seat marchers went through market street to the steps of city hall where we are now. the rallying cries of marchers were louder and several thousand joined the march, escorted by police. on the eve of today's hearing, this is the clear message to the woman cindy wants to marry. >> it is real deal. traditions are not just for straight people. i want to get married. i hope she says yes and the supreme court says yes. we will be there. >> two women from berkeley and two men from burbank are the couples bringing this case against prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage. one of their lawyers will have 20 minutes to, at the case against prop 8 and the attorney representing supporters of prop 8 will have 30 minutes to make their case. that is happening in washington, dc, but here in the bay area at 4:00 this afternoon,
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. >> we came down to visit the city and go to the walt disney museum. >> reporter: kristen came here with her two mothers. >> we grew up in a relatively small town. everyone loved them and have a place to be. >> reporter: because they are in a straight marriage, the defense of marriage act will solidify the ties to kristen much more challenging. >> she doesn't have the same right because both of her parents are treated the same, she's not going to get the same benefits. if one of us -- being able to file jointed for the state. i can't file jointly with the federal government. however i didn't get the benefits for my daughter for school. >> reporter: the law prevents gay couples from receiving federal benefits such as tax break and federal health insurance. >> it breaks my heart. >> reporter: they all want the law overturned. >> we're expected to do the same. >> i have no problem paying my fair share or raise my family. i shouldn't be treated any differently. >> reporter: at usf law professor julie knight said the law could be sent back. lot
Mar 8, 2013 11:30am PST
another fire there 30 years ago this month. good morning, i am kristen sze. >> the owner of the world renowned chez panisse is promising to get her beloved restaurant back in business quickly following that early morning fire. abc7 news reporter kira klapper is live. a sprinkler saved the restaurant? >> that is right. in fact, one little sprinkler at the front of the restaurant saved the entire building from going up in flames. look at this damage. we just learned that chez panisse will be closed through the weekend. customers are saddened this treasure, this famous destination where california cuisine began is damaged. the most heartbroken of them all is founder, alice waters. >> i feel shaky, but i'm...i'm just glad no one was in the building. >> acclaim chef is finding good in the fire that burned only the dining area of chez panisse. she knows it could be worst she cannot hold back the tears thinking about this part of the restaurant that had been there since she founded the world renowned destination more than 40 years ago. >> very historic piece that has...has disappeared in the
Mar 18, 2013 11:30am PDT
are struggling to cope with a double tragedy on a raceway near sacramento over the weekend. >> i am kristen sze. the cause of the fatal crash is under investigation. friends are remembering 14-year-old marcus johnson, one of two people killed at the marysville raceway park. his own 17-year-old cousin, chase johnson, was the driver whose car went out of control. cornell, people are familiar with the young driver? >> yes, absolutely. kauai a racing legacy here in northern california. in fact, we are here at the petaluma speedway where the johnson family spent many weekend racing their winged sprint cars. the family now is in mourning over a terrible weekend racing tragedy. the johnson family's muffler shot is a growing memorial to the 14-year-old marcus johnson. he was one of two people killed on saturday by an out of the control race car at a speed p way north of sacramento. the was war driven by husband own cousin who attended petaluma high school. the two were as close as brothers and an investigation into the crash is now underway but the boy's grandfather says that the steering wheel on the
Mar 25, 2013 11:30am PDT
-month-old baby girl in a jeep stolen from san jose this morning. good morning, i am kristen sze. >> police need your help right now in fining this child quickly gabriel that's mother is frantic, the bobby was in a white 2006 jeep liberty taken this morning. kira klapper is live in show. police are hoping for clues from surveillance videos. >> that is right. san jose place are look at video from a neighbor's house right across the street from the house where this happened. the house where it happened is on the last of your screen, a peach home. there is a house directly across amador court that has surveillance cameras. this happened after 6:00 a.m., it is dark and grainy but the camera has infrared technology that can help police. look at this, it is a white jeep liberty and something that police want people to take a look at, the sticker on the back of the jeep. they are saying that it is two little cartoon babies, kissing, and that is what police want people to look for. they have gotten a lot of tips and this will help narrow down what white 2006 jeep liberty they are looking
Mar 27, 2013 11:30am PDT
for their lives in the middle of the night in san francisco's bayview district. good morning, i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm cheryl jennings. that fire injured firefighters and displaced nearly two dozen people. amy hollyfield is at the scene. amy, what are investigators saying about a cause? >> reporter: they say it could have been a malicious act. they questioned someone who heard from someone that they saw something. firefighters say it's not a strong lead, but they are following up on it. it is still early. whatever caused this fire, it did millions of dollars of damage. the fire spread quickly and was aggressive, traveling to three biddle before firefighters could get here. people sleeping woke up and felt a mixture of fear and shock. >> oh, my gosh! wow. you know what, it was so big it was going -- i could see it billowing over to my window, you know. and it was just, wow, humongous. >> reporter: the fire caused significant damage to three buildings. water from the firefighters' hoses flooded the first floor of two other buildings. firefighters determined that the fire started in between t
Mar 5, 2013 11:30am PST
, everyone, i am katie marzullo, here for kristen sze. the bay area is poised to get something it hasn't had very much of in 2013: rain. you are looking at pictures of the conditions outside right now. on the left is our camera in emeryville with clouds moving in to san francisco and on the rise you can see the cloudy and windy conditions atop mount tamalpais above marin county. our meteorologist, mike nicco, is tracking the storm with live doppler 7 hd. >> thank you very much. winter storms are a big deal but this is a big deal because we have not had significant rain and a record-setting year for the least amount of rain if most of our bay area neighborhoods. live doppler 7 hd shows it is quiet here to the north and the west. there are a few radar returns showing up but it is the radar hitting the clouds because it is far enough away it is the precipitation moving to the ground. individual storms moving from southwest to northeast and the higher lines are slowly sinking to the south. here is why we need the rain. the reason season runs from july 1st of last year through june 30th and we ar
Mar 5, 2013 5:00am PST
from tully with a lane of traffic closed until 5:30 this morning. kristen and katie? >> thank you. the controversy around nascar and why some are upset about an upcoming sponsor. >> another big blizzard is headed east with some areas getting a huge snowy blast. >> but, first, forbes has the new ranking of billionaires and the c.e.o. of heinz talks. >> the dow jones industrial average opened this morning at 14,128, just 37 points from the all-time record set back in october of 2007. heinz got a big golden parachute for the c.e.o. who gets more than $200 million if he is fired or pushed out. part of it is a severance package. >> and the richest billionaire is in mexico with a net worth of $73 billion and microsoft's bill gate is next, at $67 billion. >> starbucks has their first new permanent beverage in 12 years, permanent beverage in 12 years, with hazelnut [ woman ] don't forget the yard work! okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citibank account. nice job ben. [ male announcer ] next up, the gutters. citibank popmon
Mar 6, 2013 5:00am PST
at the limit. kristen and katie? >> 5:02. a big step this morning in the bay area bid to bring the super bowl to santa clara. the major players are gathering at the new stadium in just a few hours. amy hollyfield is there live. what will happen, amy? >> any sour grapes there were about having the stadium move to santa clara will be set aside today. we will see three mayors coming together, the mayors of santa clara, san jose, and san francisco, promoting the idea of having a super bowl right here in this new same. they are promising a dynamic super bowl where you do not have to worry about electricity. they promise you will thought see a power outage like the super bowl in new orleans. the new stadium will have two new electrical substations and solar panels to provide extra energy. the new stadium is about 30 percent complete. it is set to open next year. it will cost about $1.2 billion to build. it is a finalist to host the 2016 super bowl. it is now between santa clara and south florida. this is the first super bowl here in the bay area since 1985 and 49er owner says the bid committee will
Mar 8, 2013 5:00am PST
? >> that is right. good morning, to you, kristen and katie. the sun is coming up at 6:11 and some of you will see it so it should be dry for 99 percent of you and live doppler 7 hd shows there is rain along the coast line here south of the bay area so that is why we are looking at mostly dry conditions. look for clouds, in the 40's, and 50's by noontime. around the bay, with all the sunshine, you will warm up, upper 50's should do it by the afternoon, and, then, into the lower 60's and inland it should be nice, with upper 30's and upper 50's around the bay and it should be a nice afternoon, as well, but warming trend over the week. >> sue? >> a nice smooth drive headed southbound on 101 through marin wood and right here beyond lucas valley road moving to the civic center at the parkway you can see everything at the limit. now, a look at the drive from the antioch area from antioch into concord you are looking pretty good with speeds picking up and looking nice as you move from pittsburg to that area. mass transit is checking in on time, and pardon the caltrain with no delays right now. the drive
Mar 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >> kristen, the investigators will work on all of this when daylight arrives. for now a few firefighters are here but they are waiting for the relief shift. this happened at this home here in novato last night. crews were called to the home. what they found inside, it is what they found inside that is raising so many questions this morning. this happened at around 11:30 when a neighbor called to report smoke coming from the home. crews arrived and discovered an extensive marijuana growing operation inside. the home was abandon asked firefighters say they do know that the fire started in the basement but are not sure how much damage was caused to the home but they saw not a lot of dam, mostly smoke damage. at this point a lost questions remain about who may have been inside, who is connected to this marijuana-growing operation, and a lot of the neighbors say the homeowners have not lived here for years so the question, now, is, who has been inside? how did this fire start? all of it will be very much part of the much larger investigation that will begin right after daylight when the fire
Mar 18, 2013 5:00am PDT
. kristen sze is dancing. it begins this week and san jose is a host arena. st. mary's will play an extra game, the 11th seed in the midwest facing middle tennessee tomorrow in dayton, ohio. the winner goes against memphis on thursday in the opening round and auburn hills, michigan and kristen sze's cal bears face 5th seeded nlv on thursday at h.p. pavilion. my school, sadly, did not make it. >> you break my heart. >> always next year. we are wondering how mike's jayhawks did? >> number one seed in the south. >> the 12th season always beats the 5 seed, remember that, cal fans. live doppler 7 hd shows just how quiet it is outside. we have fast winds over the ocean waters again, small craft advisory for northwest win around 15 to 25 knots and that started. we will hang around through 3:00 this afternoon. upstairs you can see high pressure right now, keeping our next system at bay but you can see a mature system, with a lot of cloud cover coming our way later today with the rain on tuesday. today, we will start off cooler and clear with 30's and 40's and high clouds at noon and temperatures
Mar 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
minutes. kristen? >> thanks, mike, ohio attorney general says the conviction of two high school football players in the rain of a 16-year-old girl will not end the investigation. two teenagers are headed to juvenile jail for at least a year after a judge found them guilty yesterday of raping a girl after an alcohol-fueled party last summer and even posting some pictures on social media. the case has divided the town of since. now, the state attorney general says a grant jury will look into weather other teens, coaches or parents broke the law by not speaking up. >> from greece, a 20-year old greek soccer player is banned for life from representing his country in international tournaments after making this nazi salute to fans. it happened on saturday during a game in athens. we the soccer federation says the salute by the player is an insult to all victims of nazi germany. the soccer player says he had no idea what the salute meant and no feels terrible and he added that he is not a fascist or nazi sympathizer. >> happening today, president obama is set to name a new secretary of labor. m
Mar 20, 2013 5:00am PDT
shoulder. >> eric and kristen? >> more now on breaking news from the delta. fire crews were on the scene of an early morning house fire that spread. it is happening on the island, and at least three structures have burned on taylor road. they got the call at 2:30 a.m. with power lines promising pg&e turning off the electricity. we have a crew headed that way and we will take you there live when the crew is on the scene. >> from contra costa county, a silver alert has been issued for a missing elderly man from danville, 83 years old, 5' 7" and 180 pounds safety seen leave his home yesterday and police spoke to him on the cell phone and he was disoriented. a silver alert is issued for the man from the bay area to southern california. if you see him, call the police. >> the city of santa clara is putting the its money where its mouth is to lure super bowl 50 to the new 49ers' stadium, approving a package of incentives to satisfy the nfl. our reporter is live in santa clara to explain. >> one of the biggest incentives is the beautiful brand new stadium that is going up so quickl
Mar 21, 2013 5:00am PDT
the central valley it is looking good up and over the altamont pass into livermore. kristen and eric? >> next, turning your own cells into cancer fighters with a breakthrough for people with a deadly form of leukemia. >> fremont, palo alto, north bay, and all bay area, this is use. >> good thursday morning. now to what could be a major breakthrough, a leukemia treatment is showing promising results. a patient's immune cells were altered to fight a deadly form of leukemia. one patient is cancer free after eight days of treatment. abc7 news' chief medical editor explains this. >> it is incredible, using your own immune system to fight cancer. look at this. they had five patients with untreatable cancer. they used a virus to inject gene material into the patients' white cells to turn them into cancer fighters and they destroyed the cancer cells. >> the doctor says the patients went into remission and spoke to researchers behind the study and will have more on "good morning america" at 7:00. >> sacramento will consider privacy protection for e-mail, a state senator has introduce add bill to requi
Mar 26, 2013 5:00am PDT
lanes until 6:00 a.m. kristen and eric? >> historic day at the united states supreme court in just a few hours. the historic hearing on same-sex marriage will begin. last night, a vigil took place outside the nation's highest court, across the street, dozens of diehards braised snow and freezing temperatures hoping to get a seat for this morning's oral argument focusing on the legality of california's proposition 8 which banned same-sex couples from marrying. >> both sides in the debate have been waiting years for this day including many in the bay area. abc7 news reporter is live in washington, dc, and will be inside the court for this historic case that could have sweeping implications. >> good morning, it is a momentous day here at the supreme court. as you can tell by all the demonstrators who are out here waiting along the steps outside the high court. most of the people that we have seen so far this morning are folks in favor of lifting the ban on same-sex marriage. some of them have been here, as you said, for several hours, hoping to get a seat inside. this is a case that is nine
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